By Tom Gliatto Cynthia Wang Lesley Messer
July 19, 2010 12:00 PM

After taking one season off, the Emmy-winning choreographer, 44, returns to FOX’s dance competition as a full-time judge.

WHAT DID YOU MISS MOST DURING YOUR TIME AWAY?

I was taking the time to make the building blocks for other projects, but I missed feeling a part of it. It’s like family, and I came back home like the prodigal daughter.

WILL YOU STILL CHOREOGRAPH NOW THAT YOU’RE JUDGING?

It’s really natural sitting in that middle seat, but it doesn’t seem complete without me putting my stamp in the show. I will do one or two group numbers.

WOULD YOU EVER SNEAK OFF AND CHOREOGRAPH FOR DANCING WITH THE STARS?

I’m not sure I’m right for their audience. They’ve never asked, but if they’re ready for a Mia piece of work, then yeah!

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